Posted by: Jie-Eun | March 19, 2009

[Position Paper] Meet the Food You Eat


Adam Little, Eilidh Dickson and Siddharth Muthyala
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), the Danish Design School (DKDS).

Meet the Food You Eat is a physical and interactive scale that measures the environmental impact of food products. The scale calculates the carbon emissions of different products based on how many miles the food has travelled and what the primary method of transportation was. The user will place an RFID tagged product on the appropriate arm and try to balance the scale with tree shaped weights. The movement of the scale is driven by a motor and the amount of “trees” used to balance the scale represents the number of actual trees it would take to offset that product’s carbon emissions over one year.


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